Ashley Nicole Brown, 35, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, the owner of unlicensed home health company, and a former employee of another home health company, pleaded guilty to embezzling her coworkers’ payroll funds and their health insurance subsidies.
Tulsa County District Judge Michelle Keely sentenced Brown to ten years, with seven years in prison and the following three years under the supervision of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections Probation and Parole.
As a condition of her probation, Brown agreed to not own, manage, or work in the Oklahoma health care industry while on probation, and to pay restitution as well as all fines, fees, and assessments associated with her cases.
“This prosecution demonstrates the commitment of the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office to combatting fraud in the Medicaid system,” said Attorney General O’Connor. “Our MFCU [Medicaid Fraud Control Unit] agents and attorneys investigate and prosecute individuals, like Ashley Brown, who take advantage of elderly and vulnerable Oklahomans.”
In Tulsa County case number CF-2020-3519, the Oklahoma Attorney General Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) investigation discovered evidence of embezzlement of payroll money and State health insurance subsidies intended for Brown’s coworkers.